Monday, March 25, 2024

St. Teresa of Avila - Liturgical Abuse (Part One)

A reader has informed me that there has been liturgical abuse happening at one (and there are probably others) DC parish: St. Teresa of Avila.  

St. Teresa of Avila is located at 1401 V St., SE Washington, DC.  The pastor is Msgr. East.

Looking at the website, it looks like most other parishes.  There are Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, there are various ministries to help those in need of food, the men's group, etc.  But there is also Liturgical Dance, which always raises my eyebrows.  

Looking at their bulletin for March 17th, they have lots of activities - either direct, jointly or simply advertising what others are doing.  Some lean to the more "progressive" side.

St. Teresa takes the Gospel and instead of reading it, as it should be, acts it out -- as if it was a play you might see in an elementary school.  

Also, the Gospel is read by a lay person and not a priest or deacon, given the fact that there are both on the altar.  

Unless, the person doing the Gospel is a deacon, which then shows a disregard for the norms of how a deacon should be clothed on the altar.

Here are some screenshots from their YouTube video:

But, the best is yet to come on liturgical abuse...

And to see the full video, please go here:    

The Gospel starts about 24 minutes in.


Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

He seems to be dressed like an imam.

jmbutk said...

This is ok……TLM not!